Former Derry City player Owen Morrison charged with cocaine possession

Owen Morrison.
Owen Morrison.

A former Derry City footballer has appeared in Derry Magistrate’s Court accused of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

John Owen Morrison, whose address was given on court papers as Stoneybridge, Bridgend, is charged with possessing the class A drug with intent to supply and simple possession of cocaine.

He is further charged with handling a car stolen in the Republic of Ireland, no insurance and no licence.

The offences were allegedly committed on February 20.

The 34-year-old was released on his own bail of £500 to reside at an address in Foyle Springs.

He will appear in court again on March 23.

Morrison made a name for himself as a young player with Sheffield Wednesday, making one appearance in the Premier League as a substitute before moving across the city to Sheffield Utd in 2003. He also played for Bradford City and Stockport County.